Iwill XP333-R ALi M1647 Motherboard Review

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If there was a single motherboard company that I could pick out as being the surprise of the year 2001, it would certainly be Iwill. In February of 2001, first took a look at Iwill with their first hit release, the Iwill KK266 motherboard that was based on the VIA KT133A chipset. This board took the overclocking world by storm and quickly became the favorite of many hardcore PC enthusiasts.

Throughout the rest of the year, Iwill released several more motherboard based on VIA and ALi motherboard chipsets. The VIA chipset boards followed the KK266 line name and the ALi boards took the title of the KA266.

Iwill has shifted gears at the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002, by releasing the Iwill XP333 motherboard in both RAID and non-RAID forms. This board is Iwill’s attempt at creating the perfect enthusiast and overclocker board on the market. They had the experience and know-how to get it done, but was their goal met? You’ll have to read on to find out.

Here are the board specs:

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)
Chipset ALi M1647 Rev C0
Form Factor ATX
Multiplier Options 4-14x
Bus Speed Options 100-233 MHz in 1 MHz increments
Voltages 1.225v-1.85v in 0.025v increments
Memory Support 3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 Support
Expansion Slots 5/0/1/0 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)
AGP Support 4x AGP
USB Support 2x Standard USB ports
4x Add-on USB ports
Integrated Components Iwill 6Channel or SuperAudio
Bios Phoenix BIOS
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA100 EIDE
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